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Joel Lexchin

Joel Lexchin

Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management, York University, Emergency Physician at University Health Network, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Lexchin has been writing and publishing about pharmaceutical policy issues for the past 30 years. He is the author or co-author of over 140 peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of topics in this area, including: drug regulation, pharmacosurveillance, drug promotion, research and development, access to medications in developing countries and physician prescribing behaviour. He has been a consultant on these and other issues to the Ontario provincial government, various parts of the Canadian federal government, the government of New Zealand, the Australian National Prescribing Service and the World Health Organization.

NAFTA negotiations may threaten pharmacare

Sep 10, 2018 13:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Around 91 per cent of Canadians want a national pharmacare plan, according to a recent national poll, so they dont have to choose between buying groceries or paying for drugs to keep them healthy. The same public...

What Big Pharma pays your doctor

Jul 05, 2018 13:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Members of Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC), the lobby group for the large pharmaceutical companies, recently released their voluntary reports of payments to health-care professionals and health-care...

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Economy

The problem with official statistics – and three ways to make them better

What value do statistics really have when it comes to describing events in a country? For most people, statistics are a means to an end, a way to validate their point of view. Ive heard many politicians, commentators,...

Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too

We are still settling Australian cities on unceded Aboriginal lands. With the global agreement on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, development has finally come home to the developed world....

FxWirePro: U.S. equities continue to decouple from rest of the world

As the U.S. economic and foreign policies decouple from the rest of the world (President Trumps stance on Jerusalem, NATO, Iran nuclear Agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Paris Climate Accord), so do its economy and...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin breaks below 6,500 mark on increased regulations, ASIC suspends five ICOs since April – Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices remained on the downside during late European session Tuesday, for the fourth consecutive day, following increased level of regulations from various financial authorities. The cryptocurrency broke...

U.S. Treasuries plunge ahead of 5-year auction, Fed’s monetary policy decision

The U.S. Treasuries plunged Tuesday ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, scheduled to be held today by 17:00GMT. Also, this weeks two-day FOMC meeting that concludes on Wednesday, will be closely eyed. The yield on the...

Politics

Michael Foot spy allegations and why MI6 should come clean about the past

According to The Times the late Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour Party, was a Soviet confidential contact on the payroll of the KGB to the tune of 37,000 (in todays money). This might come as something of a...

What two books have to say about the political lifespan of South Africa's ANC

No political party can govern forever. In democracies with free and fair elections, no political party has been in power longer than half a century. So is the African National Congress (ANC), the party that governs South...

Chequers plan: why Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not quite dead

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Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

It is an historic moment for Liberal Party women. Individual complaints of sexist bullying invariably end with the lone complainant being isolated and getting crunched. But since the Liberal leadership spill, several...

Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something. Labors plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by...

Science

Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be very difficult to spot – and can cause brain damage

Carbon monoxide (CO), like many gases, cannot be detected by our human senses. We cannot see it, smell it or taste it. But unlike many gases, small amounts are extremely harmful to us. In 2015 (the most recent year for...

Ten years of Large Hadron Collider discoveries are just the start of decoding the universe

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Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

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How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Hydrogen could become a significant part of Australias energy landscape within the coming decade, competing with both natural gas and batteries, according to a new CSIRO roadmap for the industry. Hydrogen gas is a...

Technology

Do you 'zombie check' your phone? How new tools can help you control technology over-use

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Three things we can all learn from people who don't use smartphones or social media

Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to see if it will deliver a few more likes or emails, monitoring the world and honing our online presence. Social networking platforms such as...

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AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

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‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Gameplay, Development: Skrillex Co-Writes Opening Theme of Upcoming Installment

The past few weeks saw a goldmine for footage of Kingdom Hearts 3 as Square Enix bombarded fans with one teaser clip after another. Among those that caught the attention of fans is the battle between Sora and Aqua, Comic...
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